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Matteo Dian

Associate Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/14 Asian History and Institutions

Short Bio

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna. Previously I held research and teaching positions at the University of Bologna, University of Oxford; London School of Economics and Political Science, the European University Institute and Ca' Foscari University in Venice. I earned my PhD at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italian Institute of Human and Social Sciences) in Florence. I am author of The Evolution of the US-Japan Alliance: The Eagle and the Chrysanthemum (Elsevier, Oxford 2014) Contested Memories in Chinese and Japanese Foreign Policy (Elsevier, Oxford 2017)and New Regional Initiatives in China's Foreign Policy. The Incoming Pluralism in Global Governance (Palgrave, 2018, with Silvia Menegazzi) and  La Cina, gli Stati Uniti e il Futuro dell'Ordine Internazionale (Bologna, Il Mulino 2021). My research focuses on Security in East Asia, Japanese and Chinese Foreign policy, and US foreign policy in the Asia Pacific region.

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Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali
Via G. della Torre 5, Forlì - Go to map

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Office hours


Il docente riceve nei seguenti orari: 


Presso la sede di Forlì: Giovedì dalle 14 alle 15. Venerdì dalle 14 alle 15

Presso la sede di Bologna: Lunedì pomeriggio dalle 15 alle 17.

Da remoto (MS Teams):su appuntamento. 

In caso di sovrapposizione con altre lezioni, sarà possibile accordarsi per un orario differente.

In ogni caso, gli studenti sono invitati a contattare il docente via mail ( per fissare un appuntamento.


Office hours will follow the schedule below:


Forlì campus: Thursday, 2pm to 3pm/ Friday 2pm to 3-pm

Bologna: Monday, 3pm to 5pm.

Remotely (MS Teams): by appointment.  Please always write an email in advance.


In case this overlaps with other classes, it is possible to agree on a different time.

In any case students are invited to write an email to to schedule a meeting.